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Quotations About Family Page 3

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Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
Gloria Steinem
New York Times, 26 August 1971

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
My Mother's House, 1922

A mother, who is really a mother, is never free.
Honoré De Balzac
Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées

The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.
Edward, Duke of Windsor
Look, 5 March 1957

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
Kent Nerburn
Letters to My Son: Reflections on Becoming a Man, 1994

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
C.G. Jung
Integration of the Personality, 1939

One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Flight to Arras

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
Bill Cosby
Fatherhood, 1986

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids.
Bill Cosby
Fatherhood, 1986

Come little babe, come silly soul, Thy father's shame, thy mother's grief,
Nicholas Breton
Come, little babe, come, silly soul

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